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James Surls  1943, US

Rank (2014): 7335 – 

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Male
Sculpture, Wood Carving



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Country
USA 75
China 1




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Artist Rank
Vernon Fisher  5593 10
Luis Jiménez  7666 8
Robert Arneson  2117 8
Earl Staley  42160 7




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Institution
  George Adams Gallery, USA 12
  Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, USA 8
  Arthur Roger Gallery, USA 4



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1943 Born in Terrell, TX (US)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 76  Please report missing Information



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2010
   James Surls - Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO
   The Black Arts - Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO
   James Surls - - David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO (closed)
   The Original Drawings of James Surls presented by The Blue Star Print Project - Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX
   James Surls - Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
   The Original Drawings of James Surls presented by The Blue Star Print Project - Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX

2009
   James Surls - - Charles Cowles Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 2009)
   James Surls - Small Sculpture and Works on Paper - Gerald Peters Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
   Spotlight: James Surls - Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA

2008
   James Surls - Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2006
   James Surls - Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
Description and image  James Surls - Complete Fragments - - Charles Cowles Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 2009)
   James Surls - The Splendora Years, 1977–1997 - DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA

2005
   James Surls - The Splendora Years, 1977-1997 - Blaffer Gallery - The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, TX
   James Surls - Between the Old and the New - Bronze and Drawings - - David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO (closed)

1997
   James Surls - Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA

1989
   James Surls - Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA

1986
   James Surls: Drawings - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY

1984
   Visions: James Surls, 1974–1984 - Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

1982
   currents 16: JAMES SURLS - Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO
   James Surls: Figures, Phantoms, Flowers - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY

1980
   James Surls: New Sculpture - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY

1978
   James Surls Drawings - The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

1977
   James Surls: Recent Drawings - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

1975
   James Surls: Sculptor - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

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2013
   Contemporary Texas Prints - El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA), El Paso, TX

2011
   Overture - Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
   Nature and the Non-Objective Realm - Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, WV

2010
   Advancing Tradition: Twenty Years of Printmaking at Flatbed Press and Collection Selections: Flatbed Press - The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX
   Artpark: 1974-1984 - UB Art Galleries - University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
   Earthbound: The State of Sculpture - The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
   Private Collections II - The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington, Austin, TX

2009
   At 21: Gifts and Promised Gifts in Honor of The Contemporary Museum's 20th Anniversary - Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
Description and image  American Concepts and Global Visions/Selections from the AT&T Collection: Contemporary Paintings and Sculpture - The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
   Colorado Abstract - Center for Visual Art (CVA) - Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO

2008
   Fresh Baked - Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX
   Group Dialogue - Gerald Peters Gallery - Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
   Visions: Selections from the James T. Dyke Collection of Contemporary Drawings - Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
   Material Terrain: A Sculptural Exploration of Landscape and Place - Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
   Possibilities - Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX
   Material Terrain: A Sculptural Exploration of Landscape and Place - Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
   STORY - Center for Visual Art (CVA) - Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO

2007
   Solstice - - David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO (closed)
   Clear Cut - Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
   Paper: Featuring traditional and innovative uses of the medium - Fisher Landau Center For Art, New York City, NY
   On Paper - Gerald Peters Gallery - Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
   A Way With Words - Galveston Art Center (GAC), Galveston, TX

2006
   James Surls / Charmaine Locke - Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX
   Houston Contemporary Art - Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
   Having New Eyes - Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

2005
   Summer Group Show - Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL
   "A Summer Group" - - Charles Cowles Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 2009)
   New Prints 2005/Spring - International Print Center New York, New York City, NY

2004
   New Prints 2004/Autumn - International Print Center New York, New York City, NY

1994
   Around the House: Invitational Exhibition of Paintings, Drawing, Sculpture and Photography - Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York City, NY

1993
   Seeing the Forest Through the Trees - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

1992
   Large Scale Works on Paper - Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York City, NY

1991
   Word As Image: American Art 1960–1990 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

1989
   Sculpture & Color, Part II: Evocations - Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
   Past/Present - Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York City, NY

1988
   Spectrum: New Work in Three Dimensions - Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
   Texas Art: An exhibition selected from The Menil Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Trustees' Collections - The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
   Works on Paper - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY

1987
   Structure to resemblance : work by 8 American sculptors - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1986
   Eccentric Drawings and Works on Paper - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
   75th American Exhibition - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1985
   Chuck Dugan & James Surls - New Paintings & New Sculpture - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY

1983
   Southern Fictions - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
   Texas On Paper - Hallwalls at The Church, Buffalo, NY

1982
   In Our Time: Houston’s Contemporary Arts Museum 1948–1982 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
   Works in Wood - Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1981
   Drawing into Painting and Sculpture - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY

1979
   FIRE! - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
   Whitney Biennial 1979 - Whitney Biennial, New York City, NY

1978
   Art of Texas - The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1974
   12/Texas - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

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 The Grace Museum, Abilene, TX

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USA

 Art Museum of Southeast Texas - AMSET, Beaumont, TX
 The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
 Meadows Museum, Dallas, TX
 Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
 El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA), El Paso, TX
 MFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
 Castellani Art Museum, Lewiston, NY
 Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
 Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK
 San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
 Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO
 Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
 Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX

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